Lawn Irrigation Through the Summer Drought

Believe it or not, lawn irrigation is a fine art that requires a bit more attention than turning your sprinklers on for five minutes every other day or so. Those of us living in Braselton and the surrounding areas really have it rough because we have to juggle a drought with county water restrictions. So, what is the best way to ensure your lawn is getting the right amount of water while also adhering to the watering schedule established by the county? Terra Bites Lawn Care company shares a few tips about watering your lawn in the summer.

Tips for Watering the Lawn in the Summer Months

  • watering the lawnQuality not quantity – Probably the most important thing you need to do is make sure your sprinkler system/hose is working effectively. High efficiency sprinklers and nozzles significantly reduce the amount of water you use, but still provide your lawn with the nutrients it needs. If you have a sprinkler system established, make sure the heads are situated in areas that will target your lawn and not the driveway, street or trees. Make the most of the time you have to give your lawn and garden the water that it needs.
  • Look for signs of Trouble – If you notice a tree, shrub or plant that is looking wilted or a brown spot in your lawn, be sure to address the problem. Give it a little extra water and then make sure your irrigation system is adequately reaching that particular area and make adjustments if needed.
  • Regular Maintenance – Don’t set up your sprinkler routine in May and leave it all summer. Be sure to periodically check your lawn for problems and also watch your irrigation system while it is on. Look for sprinkler heads that are malfunctioning or clogged and fix any issues that you see.

The summer months are not always easy on your lawn, but with proper care, you should have a healthy, green turf all summer long. As always, if you ever find yourself in need of help when it comes to lawn care, don’t hesitate to contact us.